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Appearances Can Be Deceiving! DLESE Reviewed Collection
In this hands-on activity, students explore the relationship between angular size, actual size, and distance by using their finger, thumb and fist as a unit of angular measurement.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Lesson plan
Subject:
  • Mathematics
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
Cost information is not known
Copyright and other restrictions information is unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevSProd257
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth in the solar system
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Nature of science
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Montana State University/New Horizons E/PO